Do you find it funny that I keep writing about rest? Do you think I might be suggesting that perhaps I’m a little tired?
I forget so often that it really is just this easy – we are called to surrender, trust, and rest in Him. We’re not even supposed to worry because that exhibits a lack of faith in what He can do, too.
And He can do so much with so little.
I came across this photo by Charles Jackson on Flickr and immediately felt my shoulders fall as I released bottled-up stress.
Dusk has always been my favorite time of the day – I love to just sit and watch the sun disappear, leaving behind it’s vibrant colors at the close of yet another day, a day in which we were blessed to serve.
I can hear the light waves bumping against this 80 year old pier in Kenosha, Wisconsin. I can taste the La Crema Chardonnay. I can smell the wet curls of my lake-drenched children. I feel their terry-cloth towels rub against my legs as they lean back on my lap.
At the dawn of the season of “busy-ness”, the time of the year in which we run fast and are always late, I’m relying on this image to remind me to slow way down. Remember that He stands beside me and will give me rest because He always knows exactly what I need. Always.
One of my favorite songs is “God Will Lift Up Your Head” by Jars of Clay. Sometimes, I absolutely just need Him to lift up my head because He’s the only one who can.
The song ends with “Soon end in joy…”
And it will.
May God lift up your head if you are needing Him to do so for you today. It will soon end in joy. Really.